Cast Away

2000, Adventure/Drama, 2h 23m

158 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Flawed but fascinating, Cast Away offers an intelligent script, some of Robert Zemeckis' most mature directing, and a showcase performance from Tom Hanks. Read critic reviews

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Obsessively punctual FedEx executive Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) is en route to an assignment in Malaysia when his plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean during a storm. The sole survivor of the flight, Chuck washes ashore on a deserted island. When his efforts to sail away and contact help fail, Chuck learns how to survive on the island, where he remains for years, accompanied by only his handmade volleyball friend, Wilson. Will Chuck ever return to civilization and reunite with his loved ones?

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  • Jun 22, 2016
    This film is pretty much the one man show of Tom Hanks. I think Wilson the volleyball gets more screen time than Helen Hunt. Tom Hanks does an amazing job as a FedEx employee that is trapped on a desert island by himself after a plane crash. And no there aren't any smoke monsters, polar bears, or mysterious hatches either.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • May 22, 2016
    A great survival-on-an-island movie. Tom Hanks is superb. A sad story, but one that most people will like.
    Peter B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 24, 2012
    Probably one of the best disaster emotional films ever. A classic game of survival that is played absolutely perfectly.
    Scott G Super Reviewer
  • Mar 17, 2012
    WILSON!!!! WILSON!!!!!!!
    Joshua W Super Reviewer

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